Mani the moon god is said to be accompanied by two children he took from Midgardr called Hjúki and Bil, who were fathered by Viðfinnr, while the two were walking from the well Byrgir ‘Hider of something,’ both of them carrying on their shoulders the pole Simul or ‘Eternal,’ that held the pail Sæg between them. This is where the legend of Jack and Jill is said to have originated.
Other theories suggest that the two gods' roles in mythology are the moon's phases. It is said that the two children were carrying a pail of water from a sacred well and that Máni swooped down and took the pail. The two children chase after Máni to attempt to take back their pail.
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